NEXT Trucking and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines partner to service SMEs
Spokesmen say its strategic partnership will allow provide a seamless integrated platform from Asia through key West Coast ports and onto final distribution destinations throughout the United States.
T.K. Konishi, Chief Executive Representative, Americas, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. and Lidia Yan
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Logistics managers shipping and sourcing out of the Southern California ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach may benefit from a new partnership forged by NEXT Trucking and .
Furthermore, say spokesmen, cross-border trade may also be enhanced.
describes itself as a “trucker-centric online marketplace” that connects carriers with shippers. Spokesmen say its strategic partnership will allow provide a seamless integrated platform from Asia through key West Coast ports and onto final distribution destinations throughout the United States.
High logistics costs have traditionally been a barrier to cross-border trade for Asian -- especially Chinese – vendors and SMEs, with shipping expenses accounting for thirty percent (30%) to forty percent (40%) of the overall product cost in China, according to the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing.
Forecasts indicate that there will be approximately 43 million SMEs in China by 2020. This collaboration will allow them to leverage scale, currently not available to them, in the ability to collectively consolidate goods and services including customs clearance, marine transportation shipping, drayage, warehousing and final destination delivery in the U.S. with the full transparency, trust and cost savings of working with MOL and NEXT Trucking.
“Transportation is critical to the global economy and it is vital to deliver accessible, affordable solutions that remove the barriers present today,” said NEXT Trucking CEO and Co-Founder .
In an interview with LM, she also noted that her company is located conveniently near both San Pedtro ports.
About the AuthorPatrick Burnson, Executive Editor Patrick Burnson is executive editor for Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review magazines and web sites. Patrick is a widely-published writer and editor who has spent most of his career covering international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He lives and works in San Francisco, providing readers with a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts. You can reach him directly at
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